It was a pleasure to join my aunt, uncle and cousin on an adventure to Belize to bring in the new year. Together we explored coral gardens, crystalline caves, Mayan ruins and lush rainforest. Save the lack of suitable coastline for surfing, Belize is paradise. And to my childlike excitement, a bastion of medicinal herbs […]
Frequently I hear the question, “does acupuncture hurt”? I used to answer by replying “no”, despite the fact that sometimes the needles do hurt. I didn’t want to short sell the benefits of acupuncture by focusing on the little pinch that could potentially discourage a new patient from finding relief. Now I have learned the […]
There are about 400 acupuncture point locations and 12 regular meridians, each meridian corresponding to each organ, nourishing it and extending to an extremity. A meridian is a path through which the life energy known as the Qi flows, in traditional Chinese medicine.
The Traditional Chinese law of treatment by opposites. Supply energy where there is a deficiency and sedate energy when there is an excess. Thus when there is an excess underlying a condition, it must be calmed or sedated, when the deficiency is the underlying factor, stimulation should be employed in any treatment given.
Stress excludes no type of career, gender, race, or class. It often will decrease productivity, morale, and even shorten your lifespan. A recent study by Concordia University reports how stressed employees will cost companies up to 10 percent of its profit if untreated. Consider these findings: 71 percent of US workers consider their workplace a […]